January 10, 2013

PURPLE PASSION

How many of you out there love the Stampin' Up! set, Mixed Bunch?? I do! I do! Cheery to the max! Uh oh, I think I may be dating myself . . .

And then, add into the mix the wonderful Blossom punch! And then . . . two of our embossing folders!  And then, two of our purples and Whisper White! A stunning winning combo for sure.


While I comPLETEly understand about the need to retire colors, accessories, etc., to make room for new product, I wish some of them could just linger forEVer! 

A couple of the items I used in this card are retired and gone forever -- unless you are lucky enough to still have some in your stash. 

One of them is the Concord Crush card stock. A dream when paired with Wisteria Wonder (which is not retired yet). I loved the color so much, I purchased a whole package of it so I would have it to use for a long time. 

The fancy brad in the center of the flower is another item I love so much. BUT, can you imagine one of two current products in the center instead: A few of the Antique Brads (page 174 of the big catalog) would work well, OR, how about the wonderful new Designer Builder Brads (page 12 
of the new Spring Catalog)? Ooooh. Aaaaah. 


I love the combination of two different embossing folders, the Elegant Lines Folder and the Vintage Wallpaper folder. It adds a sort of dimensional crisp whimsy.

This was the anniversary card I made for my husband, and normally I would not show you the inside of a personal card. Actually, usually I wouldn't show you the inside of almost any card 
I create -- because there is seldom anything inside to show you. 

I put so so much into designing a card that once I finally get the front finished, I am FINISHED. 
I admire card artists who do just as much work on the inside of the card as they do on the outside. But, it's just not me.

However, this time was different. The flower image begged me to put it inside the card too. 
So I inked it up in the Concord Crush, stamped it off, and added it to the inside panel. I then stamped "Happy Anniversary" in full strength Concord Crush and added it to the flower.


Nice finish, eh? 

Smiles.



45 comments:

  1. That's really gorgeous! I wish I were that crafty.

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    1. Thanks, Michele! If you want to become "that crafty", I'd be honored to help you out! Let me know. :>)

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  2. Very pretty!

    Thanks for sharing on the Farm Girl Blog Fest #15!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! And thanks for having me. :>)

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  3. YAY! Purples!! And a lovely job you did indeed. I love that punch with the stamp on it...it makes it just pop too. And always whisper white! I have my stashes of fave colors too, and always hate to see SU get rid of certain colors.
    Thanks so much for joining my party this week!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Oh Doni. You truly make me smile! Thanks so much! :>)

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  4. Sweet card. Love purple. Saw your link on Nap Time Crafters:Friday Favs Party

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  5. That is so pretty. I love those purples together. I even have the stamp set.

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Do you use the set very often? And do you have the punch to go with it? Great combination! :>)

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  6. So beautiful and feminine! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. And thanks for having me! :>)

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  7. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects :).

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. And thank you also for letting me share! :>)

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  8. Hey! I found you at Shaken Together linky party and I naturally look at everything with purple in it. My blog is "Purple Hues and Me." I must say after reading all of the comments, I have never come across so many people who love PURPLE! That shade you used is so romantic and the white really sets it off!!!! Let's hope it's never retired! Btw, you are so creative and talented!

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    1. Oh my, Gail. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad you liked my Purple Passion! :>)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. And thanks for letting me link up! :>)

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  10. I found you at www.delicateconstruction.com and I love the color purple so naturally I had to visit! Love the card and like you I wish some of the Stampin' Up products could stay around forever.
    Kim
    www.scrap-a-moment.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Your comment made me smile. :>)

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  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  12. Beautiful card, thanks for linking up at the BFF Open House this week. Hope to see you again!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. And thanks also for letting me link up! :>)

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  13. Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL. I've never made any cards as lovely as that. Thanks for sharing your card at What to Do Weekends. I hope you will come back next week, too. So nice to meet you. My name is Linda also! :)

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    1. Linda, thank you SO MUCH! If you would ever want any help with cards, I am so there for you! Just let me know! It is great to meet you also! :>)

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  14. This is really pretty! I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

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    1. Thank you, Robin, at Fluster Buster! Your blog is so entertaining and informative. And thanks for letting me link up with Fluster Muster! :>)

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  15. How pretty! Just saw you over at the DIY Dreamer! Nice job!

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  16. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Jill, for your compliment and for letting me link up at a Round Tuit! :>)

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  17. Your card is beautiful, and I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a great week. :)

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  18. It turned out beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licous Craft Showcase!

    Marti

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  19. It's absolutely STUNNING!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Oh, Christine, thank you so much! Thanks also for letting me link along! :>)

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  20. Who wouldn't love getting such a pretty card? Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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    1. What a precious compliment! Thank you so much! And thanks for letting me share on BeColorful! :>)

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